Follow these Instagram accounts for a mental holiday down under.

Sitting on the banks of the Ord River and surrounded by 350 million-year-old sandstone ridges and rocky outcrops, you’ll find the picturesque Kununurra.

Located 3,214 km from Perth (a 3-hour flight), this tourism mecca is home to the World Heritage-listed Bungle Bungle Range, Lake Argyle (one of the biggest human-made lakes), ancient ranges and storybook landscapes.

Here are our favourite 10 Instagram accounts worth a follow, that will transport you to the beauty of the region we call home.

@a__higher__perspective

Kununurra local Danny Carter’s @a__higher__perspective features awe-inspiring photography of iconic hotspots that will make you want to jump through your iPhone. Along with shooting his images by drones, four-wheel-driving and boats, Danny provides seasoned knowledge you won’t read about anywhere else. From the location of private waterholes (not even the locals know about) to tips about Purnululu National Park (for the best view, try lying down), this account is like a private travel guide from a local.

 

 

@naturebynathan

While he isn’t a local, @naturebynathan uses his Instagram account to depict unique hidden wonders that haven’t been attempted before, which often finds him in Kununurra. This image of Andy’s Chasm put Nathan in quite the precarious position; he had to carry his photography equipment on a steep hike, jump off a waterfall and swim through freshwater pools to capture this. Lucky for us, we get to view this and a galore of other gems on his account.

 

@globe_.jpg

The Kimberley and adventure go hand in hand, and no one does adventure better than @globe_.jpg. This vibrant and colourful feed includes just some of the fun activities you can experience in Kununurra, giving you ideas for your adventure. There is wake-boarding, kayaking, waterfall swims (there are a plethora of waterfalls on this account) and cute trips to the Kangaroo Haven Wildlife Rescue. More than a little bit of jealously will kick in when you start following @globe_.jpg.

 

@ally.photog

No one captures the pure scale of Kununurra like @ally.photog. This account is full of dramatic drone photography, including marine life (sharks, crocodiles, jellyfish) and luscious landscape shots, all with a cinematic feel. This out of the world image of Lake Argyle could easily be mistaken for Jurassic Park (it isn’t, we checked).

https://www.instagram.com/p/CAFZgehjQPt/

 

 

@ben_broady 

Having lived in Kununurra for 30 years, @ben_broady lives and breathes the Kimberly. Ben’s feed includes shots of Australia’s most ancient landscapes, unprecedented views of the Milky Way, 1500-year-old Boab trees and electric thunderstorms. The aim of his account is to raise awareness of the majestic part of the world we call home, inspiring everyone to come and witness the magic for themself. 

 

 

@alex.vp.photography

If you’re a fan of scenic nightscapes, turquoise pools and tranquil sunsets, this account is tailor-made for you. While not specific to the Kimberley region, Alex is a travel photographer and writer, which often finds her in Kununurra. With long exposure shots and behind the scene context, Alex has a strong desire to bring the audience along on her journeys. We’re sure this account will quickly become one of your favourites.

 

 

@kimberleyspirit

It only takes one look at Scotty Connell’s @kimberleyspirit account to know why he has over 26,000 followers. Scrolling through all his adventures, you’ll quickly want to become best friends with this Aussie larrikin. There are breathtakingly beautiful images where you can practically smell the fresh air of the Kimberley as well as quirky videos talking about his love of the region, behind the scenes snaps of his safari tours and fun downtime exploits including surfing and four-wheel-driving.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CAuKzSTntZo/

 

@magnay

Chris Magnay is a professional photographer based in East Kimberley, who has an endless passion for the region and loves using his Instagram account to showcase it to the world. There are Kununurra monuments including Mirima National Park, Ngamoowalem Conservation Park, as well as a few personal images of Chris’ gorgeous family.

From sunsets and bonfires with his children, Ord River hangs with his son (his “best mate”) and his girls learning to horse ride; it truly captures what it is like to live with your growing family where life looks like a movie.

 

 

 

@sarahduguid33

Sarah-Jane Duguid’s motto is to “feel your life while you have it” and nothing captures that more than her striking images. This true insta-genius has created an account with professional landscape and wildlife imagery mixed in with striking human dance photography, with the stunning Kununurra as a background.

 

@LandiBradshawPhotography

Landi is based in Kununurra and uses her Instagram, @LandiBradshawPhotography, and her print photography to inspire travellers around the world to come and witness the magic in real life. Her feed includes photography that would be right at home in National Geographic magazine; rugged ranges, winding rivers and exquisite boab trees. The captions accompanying the images give insightful behind the scenes information; Landi woke up at 4.58 am to perfectly capture the light on this image of the Bungle Bungle Range.

 

While you’re here, we can’t forget to mention our very own Instagram account.

@KununurraCountryClubResort

We curate and share the very best images from locals and travellers who are lucky enough to witness the endless raw beauty of Kununurra, all just a short distance from our very own four point five -star sanctuary. Give us a follow @KununurraCountryClubResort, and we can’t wait to see you in person.

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-3vSgxhc44/